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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 19, 2019-An estimated half-a-million-dollars is anticipated to be available through the City of Steamboat Springs Community Support Funding, housed at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, for the upcoming year. Deadline to submit a request runs through October 10, 2019.
“We live in a generous community; but as we see each year, our needs and the people who benefit from these programs continue to rise dramatically,” said Mark Andersen, executive director for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. “By leveraging the city’s coalition funds, we’re able to collaboratively address significant community interests across the Yampa Valley.”
The City of Steamboat Springs City Council allocates several hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds each year to assist community organizations that fall within one of the following allocations coalitions – Arts & Culture, Environmental and Health & Human Services. Applications are ranked on a set of criteria by a selection committee with expertise in the coalition focus.
Community Support requests must relate to the following criteria:
Over the past six years more than $2.5 million has gone to support groups serving the community, including 43 different agencies and organizations this past year. Grants have varied from $500 to $50,000, with most requests falling within the $5,000 to $15,000 range. It is anticipated that approximately $550,000 will be available as part of the proposed 2020 budget.
Arts & Culture
Health & Human Services
2020 Budget Estimate
Community organizations interested in applying for funding, should contact Mark Andersen, executive director of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, at 970.879.8632 or via email for an application. Applications must be completed in full and returned by or before 5pm on Thursday, October 10 to be eligible for consideration. Submission may be done via email or mailed to Attn: Mark Andersen, YVCF, PO Box 881869, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80488-1869.
Contact Mark Andersen, Executive Director, Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 970.879.8632 or emailKim Weber, Finance Director, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8250 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email